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Father and daughter fundraising for MND

A terminally ill father and his daughter, from the Isle of Lewis, are fundraising for the charity MND Scotland and raising awareness of the illness, Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Donald Ferguson MacDonald (66) was diagnosed with MND – a progressive terminal illness which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles – in October 2014. MND can cause someone to lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe… read more »

Scot Gov Commitment to Fund MND PhDs Becomes a Reality

This week the Scottish Government published its Programme for Government 2016-17. As a result of MND Scotland campaigning, it includes a commitment to fund 3 PhD research studentships into Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Yesterday the Chief Scientist Office made this commitment a reality by inviting applications from Scottish Universities interested in running these programmes. MND Scotland produced its Manifesto for People Affected by MND at the end of last year,… read more »

Meet Team Machu Picchu 2017

On 2nd September 2017 our team of 30 will embark on a journey of a lifetime and trek to Machu Picchu, in Peru, to raise money for, and awareness of, Motor Neurone Disease. Robert Lintott Robert Lintott’s daughter, Lucy Lintott (22), was diagnosed with the terminal illness, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), almost three years ago, when she was just 19 years old. Opening up publicly for the first time he… read more »

Father of youngest MND sufferer pens open letter

Robert Lintott’s daughter, Lucy Lintott (22), was diagnosed with the terminal illness, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), almost three years ago, when she was just 19 years old. Opening up publicly for the first time he wrote this letter to her: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 is the day I will never forget. It changed our family’s life forever. No father should have to write a letter like this to his daughter,… read more »

New Online MND Resource for Nurses

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and the MND Association of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, have launched a new online resource to improve knowledge and provide support for nurses treating people living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). MND Scotland funded National Nursing Lead for Motor Neurone Disease/Consultant Nurse, Judith Newton, said “Electronic resources such as these are crucial for nurses working in all areas of clinical care where they… read more »

Support Visitor Programme – Volunteers Needed

MND Scotland is about to launch a pilot Support Visitor Programme in the Greater Glasgow and Fife areas.  Trained volunteers will visit either patients or carers in their own homes and provide a friendly ear and chat. In order to get this programme off the ground we need volunteers from the Glasgow, Lanarkshire and Fife areas, who can commit to at least one session a month. No experience is required,… read more »

Mhairi Set to Trek Machu Picchu

Mhairi Dunlop (29), from Glasgow, is taking on the mammoth challenge of trekking to Machu Picchu in Peru in aid of MND Scotland. Mhairi’s grandfather, Bill Strachan, who was from Aberdeen, passed away from Motor Neurone Disease (MND) – a rapidly progressing terminal illness, which can cause someone to lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe unaided – in January 2007, when he was 77 years old.… read more »

Scottish MND Register Gets Online

We are delighted to announce that we are now able to offer online registrations to the Scottish MND Register. The register, which is funded by MND Scotland, was set up to collect and store statistical information about MND patients in Scotland. This information can then be used to audit against MND care standards and compare geographical areas. The register also allows people to express an interest in taking part in… read more »

MND Scotland Open Day and AGM

Saturday 3rd September, Stirling Management Centre   This year’s MND Scotland Open Day and AGM will be held on Saturday 3rd September at Stirling Management Centre. Registration will take place from 9.45am – 10.15am, with tea and coffee on arrival. The day will begin with updates from our Chairman, Alastair Baillie, and from our CEO, Craig Stockton. Following this, guest speaker, Professor Orla Hardiman, Consultant Neurologist at the Beaumont Hospital in… read more »

Balamory Star raises money for MND Scotland

Balamory TV star, Juliet Cadzow, and her family are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Luing cattle breed, which was established by the Cadzow family in 1966. The Luing Cattle Society will be hosting the Anniversary Open Day on Friday 19th August, with a one of a kind raffle in aid of MND Scotland, as well as farm and stock tours and stock judging. First prize for the raffle is… read more »